Jed was a Cross boy from Meadowview who dated Lynette McGregor when she was seventeen. He and Lynette were attacked by a group of Noughts, who were unhappy about a Nought dating a Cross. Jed was severely beaten and almost killed. Although he survived, he moved away from Meadowview, and never saw Lynette again. Lynette never recovered from this experience, becoming extremely depressed and ultimately committing suicide.